Dogs without Hair

“What the Peruvian Hairless offer to Kopriva, apart from the chance to celebrate the sleek forms and attentive visages of her beloved pets, is a kind of surrogate for the human figure.  Because of the musculature of their bodies is so evident, these dogs become occasions to the artist to paint what are essentially naked forms, figures with all the physical nuances of a Classical nude.  There is also an implied religious message.  If, in the cathedral/forest paintings Kopriva reconciles Pagan and Christian visions of holy space, in the Peruvian Hairless series she brings together animals identified with Incan culture (and renowned for their reputed healing powers) and the preeminent artistic achievement of Western European Christianity." 
 
- Raphael Rubinstein

   Writer and Critic

Canis Major
2011
Oil and Mixed Media on Photo Canvas
75 x 48 x 11 inches
History of the World in Dog Years
2011
Oil and Mixed Media on Photo Canvas
74 x 47 inches
Lily
2009
Papier Mache and Plaster
23 x 20 x 14 inches
Cerberus in Transition
2016
Lithograph
30 x 22 inches
Three Fates
2014
Charcoal on Paper
53 x 36 inches
Imminent Dusk
2015
Monotype
22 x 30 inches
Insomniac's Nightmare
2010
Oil and Mixed Media on Photo Canvas
74 x 47 inches
Luna
2009
Cast Bronze
21 x 11 x 16 inches
Dawn of a Daydream
2010-2011
Oil and Mixed Media on Photo Canvas
70 x 48 x 13 inches
Night Sanctuary
2010
Oil and Mixed Media on Photo Canvas
68 x 40 inches
Pluto
2009
Cast Bronze
21 x 10 x 16 inches
Solar Maelstrom
2011
Oil and Mixed Media on Photo Canvas
68 x 40 inches
Little Thor
2010
Papier Mache and Plaster
17 x 24 x 13 inches
Guardians of the Sanctuary
2014
Oil and Mixed Media on Photo Canvas
60 x 36 inches
Spirits of Sivriada
2015
Mixed Media on Paper
40 x 60 inches
Brush
2010
Papier Mache, Plaster, and Mixed Media
17 x 24 x 13 inches
Emancipation of the Topiaries
2012
Oil and Graphite on Photo Paper
58 x 36 inches
Vigilant
2015
Monotype
22 x 30 inches
Cerberus Intersects Vulcan
2016
Mixed Media on Paper
59 x 38 inches
Dog Torso
2019
Papier Mache and Plaster
13 x 23 x 13 inches
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